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3 biking tour operators are among '14 of the Best Tours on Maui'

    Whether you want to catch the glimpse of awe-inspiring sunrise at Haleakala National Park; take to the water on a whale-watching adventure; snorkel around Molokini; or taste some of the Hawaiian Islands' best pineapples, there's is a tour in this list that fits well with your interests. Analyzing both expert opinion and traveller sentiment, we've determined more than a dozen of the best, which all feature trained veteran guides keen to share their insights about the Valley Isle’s…

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Thrilling mountain biking in Les Gets, France

Located in southeastern France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region - about an hour 15 minutes east of the closest air gateway, Geneva and a six-hour drive from Paris- this charming village of a bit over 1,200 permanent residents also happens to be one of Europe's top mountain-biking meccas. Les Gets boasts some 650 kilometers of marked tracks and 25 ski lifts also open all summer long to easily get from one place to another. Les Gets has also repeatedly hosted the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (below),…

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E-bikes a fun travel option for tamilies and everyone

Young and old alike love bicycling - it's a fun and freewheeling way to get around in the fresh air, and a favorite of many families on weekends and vacations. It improves fitness (toning the lower half of the body as well as boosting metabolism and controlling weight), reduces stress, and helps strengthen bonds in quality time with friends and family. Now with the arrival of the e-bicycle (electric-motor assisted) the exertion needed for pedaling has also been reduced, making it even easier…

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Sicily biking/culinary tours featured in '10 Fantastic Foodie Trips'

Gastronomy is a fashionable trend, a hobby for thousands, and according to a recent U.N. World Tourism Organization report, is now one of the main motivations for many to travel. The report ranks gastronomy as the third reason tourists decide to visit a destination, following culture and nature. Right behind this trio are health and shopping. Linking gastronomy and tourism also provides a platform for the promotion of cultures through a region's cuisine, which assists in destination branding…

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  • Here´s a pretty helpful and fairly detailed look at how newbies can get started traveling and cycling
    The Beginner's Guide To Start Bike Touring: How To Travel With A Bicycle — The Gone Goat
    I get asked a lot how to start bike (bicycle) touring and in general how to even begin the arduous process of travelling with a bike/bicycle. Here’s…
  • A writer for the travel site Matador asserts that Massanutten Mountain Bike Park in the Ridge and Valley section of the Appalachians boasts some of the best mountain biking on the Eastern Seabord:
    Virginia's Massanutten Bike Park Is Way Cooler Than We Ever Expected
  • Wow, this latest item from sure shows how much biking travel has been taking off lately!
  • Veteran U.S. travel writer Larry Olmsted (with whom I've worked in the past) just came out with a piece in Forbes about the boom in active vacations and especially the biking sector, including discussion of e-bikes and one particularly innovative biking-tour company:
    For An Awesome Active Travel Vacation, Try A New Kind Of Cycling Trip
    Active travel is more popular than ever, and these one-of-a-kind cycling trips take vacations to a whole another level.
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  • Oasis Eco Camp is an exclusive family friendly, alcohol free getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita Kenya. Set in the midst of a natural acacia forest and bushes, it is home to abundant birdlife, with the lake area boasting of over 450 species of birds.

     The camp provides a serene, quiet and peaceful natural environment, conducive for romantic getaways, family retreats, friends getaways, birding enthusiasts, bush weddings and for corporate team building. The camp has been designed with minimum impact on the environment.

    Accomodation ranges from self catering cottages, catered bandas, safari style large walk in tents to a campsite by the Lake. All the rooms are furnished with comfortable rustic beds with warm  linen and are suited with clean modern flush toilets with hot showers and are solar powered.

    Attractions and activities include,birding walks along the lake with a dip at the lakes hotspring, hiking and biking to nearby hills, bush breakfasts by the lake. Being centrally located, the camp can be used as a base to tours Lake Nakuru Park, Menengai Crater, Kariandusi prehistoric site and Hells Gate park . Its proximity from Nairobi, an hour and half's drive from city towards Nakuru, makes it the perfect GETAWAY!

  • Biking tours around Lake Elementaita - Great natural scenery, lots of birds and a dip at the hot springs.

  • Happy New Year's from The World on Wheels. We're trying something a little different this week, a couple of rides on different kinds of wheels. Our first report of the year is a hidden gem...a fast, five mile ride down the San Gabriel River Bike Trail, located about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Come along for the ride:

    The World on Wheels
    An ongoing adventure of travel and living while using a wheelchair. Tim has been disabled from birth. Darryl is his father and caregiver who travel…
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